Today in hip hop and rap history
Aug.15th – Russian hip-hop star and actor Timati was born Timur Ildarovich Yunasov in Moscow , Soviet Union , on this day in 1983.
Timati became first known to the Russian public via the entertainment reality show “Star Factory 4”. Timati has released 2albums to date ; 2006’s “Black Star” and 2009’s “The Boss”. Timati has also appeared in 6 films to date , most notably 2006’s Art Studio Pictures film “Heat”.
Timati who raps in Russian and English has collaborated with a number of American hip-hop artists such ; Fat Joe , Snoop Dogg , Cam’Ron , Busta Rhymes and P.Diddy.